Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.01%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.01%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic , Shipbuilding and Communication sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.01% to hit a new 3-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Unitika, Ltd. (T: 3103 ), which rose 6.97% or 23.0 points to trade at 353.0 at the close. Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T: 7003 ) added 6.43% or 55.0 points to end at 911.0 and Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ) was up 6.43% or 18.0 points to 298.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ), which lost 7.06% or 290.0 points to trade at 3820.0 in late trade. Recruit Holdings Co Ltd (T: 6098 ) declined 5.78% or 202.0 points to end at 3295.0 and The Shizuoka Bank, Ltd. (T: 8355 ) shed 3.91% or 33.0 points to 810.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2418 to 1112 and 189 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 8.40% to 20.25.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.17% or 0.09 to $53.34 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.02% or 0.01 to hit $61.27 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.37% or 4.95 to trade at $1332.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.05% to 108.00, while EUR/JPY rose 0.19% to 121.69.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 96.993.

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